Car collision in Montgomery Co. leaves 1 dead, another injured

One person has died and another was hospitalized, after a head on car crash left a car dangling over an overpass in the Montgomery County, Maryland, Saturday night.

Just after 7:30 p.m., Montgomery County Fire and EMS reported to Norbeck Road on Route 28 between Norwood Road and New Hampshire Avenue, where two cars had collided.

Montgomery County Police said one vehicle was traveling westbound along Norbeck Road when it crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting another vehicle traveling east.

Spokesperson Pete Piringer confirmed that two people were trapped in their cars and were rescued by emergency personnel. One ended up on the guardrail, while another was left hanging on the side of a bridge.

The two people were transported to a nearby hospital with priority-one trauma and life-threatening injuries and priority-two trauma with non-life-threatening injuries, respectively. The driver of the westbound vehicle died at the hospital.

All lanes were temporarily blocked on MD-28 between MD-650/New Hampshire Avenue and Norwood Road in both directions.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives investigating the crash at 240-773-6620.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

Ciara Wells

Ciara Wells is a freelance digital writer/editor at WTOP. She is a recent graduate of American University where she studied journalism and Spanish. Before joining WTOP, she was the opinion team editor at a student publication and a content specialist at an HBCU in Detroit.

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